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VPNFilter malware has infected a million routers — here's what you need to know

A recent discovery that new router-based malware, known as VPNFilter, had infected well over 500,000 routers just became even worse news. In a report …

Routers

I have sex every day — here are 8 reasons why you should give it shot

Let's be honest, sex is generally pretty great. At least personally, I've always thought that sex is great and I've loved experiencing it with different people. But I've never gotten serious enough with someone to live together and have the option of having sex every day — until now.<p>My boyfriend …

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

I-DEAS

A 40-year study of teens finds Generation Z avoids sex, alcohol, and driving at record rates

According to a new study from the psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, avoid drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social-media apps.<p>The study, published in the journal Child Development, analyzed survey responses from 8.3 million …

It Took Two to Make Russian Meddling Effective

A Washington Post report on 2016 election interference raises the question: What could Obama have done differently?<p>If there is one thing <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post’s</i> story on the Obama administration’s anemic response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election makes clear, it’s that it took two to make the …

New Immune System Finding May Open Door to Novel Cancer Therapies | GEN

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have identified a mechanism that the immune system uses to eliminate genetically …

Leaving Social Media Taught Me How Broken The News Cycle Is

In December, I began a three-month break from Facebook and Twitter. I was on a brief book leave from FiveThirtyEight, and with the election finally …

The Trump Presidency Falls Apart

After an extraordinary 10 days, the tenure of the chief executive may have deteriorated beyond his ability to repair it.<p>After an astonishing week of revelations, Donald Trump’s presidency appears to be on the verge of collapse.<p>Consider what has happened just in the last 10 days: a string of …

Inside Trump’s anger and impatience — and his sudden decision to fire Comey

By Philip Rucker ,<p>Philip Rucker<p>White House Bureau Chief<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Ashley Parker ,<p>Ashley Parker<p>White House reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Sari Horwitz and<p>Sari Horwitz<p>Reporter covering the Justice Department and criminal justice issues for The Washington Post's national security team<p>Email Bio …

The White House

Why (and How) We Should Learn David Gilmour's Guitar Habits

David Gilmour is one of the few guitar players who might cause me to wreck my car one day; every time I hear one of his solos, I close my eyes and …

Guitar basics: learn thousands of songs with the three-chord trick

The oldest trick in the book<p>Get the chords down and you’ll have thousands of songs to try. Known as a I-IV-V (‘one-four-five’) progression, or …

Guitar

9 Easy Ways to Make Your Android Phone Less Annoying

Smartphone frustrations can snowball and add real stress to your day. Here are nine quick and simple things you can do to make your life a bit easier.<p>…

10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills

I like making money in the stock market. But I <i>love</i> dividends. You see, the problem with capital gains is that in order to actually enjoy them, you …

Investing

'Nobody's business'? 5 Things to Know About Genetic Testing Bill

Health Care<p>Despite the country’s focus on the American Health Care Act, a smaller bill is also working its way through Congress — one that could overturn years of legislative protections for patients.<p>This bill would potentially pressure patients to submit to genetic testing as part of worker …

Salmonella flags cancer to the immune system when injected into tumours, scientists find

The food poisoning bug salmonella can be injected into tumours to flag cancer to the immune system so that it can be quickly cleared from the body, scientists have shown.<p>Cancer is extremely good at evading the body’s immune system, largely because a tumour is normal tissue which has gone awry, so …

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Using gold nanoparticles and AI, a device correctly diagnosed 86 percent of patients.<p>Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses …

The Slow Cooker Recipes You've Been Waiting For

Cooking just got easier.<p>The slow cooker is our best friend this time of year. As the days get shorter and we find ourselves low on energy, the slow cooker picks up the slack by cooking dinner for us. Not only can it effortlessly take a big hunk of meat and cook it into a tender meal, but it can do …

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

<i>Everyone’s favorite comforting beef stew made easily in the crockpot! The meat is SO TENDER and the stew is rich, chunky and hearty!</i> We had another …

Cooking